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Egypt Gives Military Arrest Powers to Protect Referendum

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has given the military authority to arrest civilians as part of a decree to help maintain security for a Saturday constitutional referendum. The order tasks the military with supporting police to protect “vital institutions.” Egypt’s liberal opposition coalition has formally rejected the president’s plan to hold the referendum on a new […]

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Egyptian Opposition Rejects Morsi’s Planned Referendum, Calls for Protests

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s liberal opposition coalition has formally rejected President Mohamed Morsi’s plan to hold a December 15 referendum on a new constitution largely shaped by his Islamist allies. In a statement late Sunday, a National Salvation Front spokesman said the draft constitution does not properly represent the Egyptian people. He said going ahead with a referendum […]

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Egyptian Opposition Activists Urge More Protests to Stop Morsi’s Referendum

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian opposition activists have called for more mass protests against President Mohamed Morsi’s plan to hold a referendum on a new constitution largely shaped by his Islamist allies. Mr. Morsi issued a decree late Saturday insisting the December 15 referendum will go ahead, while also making a concession to the opposition by canceling parts of […]

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Egyptian President Rescinds Emergency Decree

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has annulled a formal declaration he issued last month granting him sweeping emergency powers, in a push to defuse political tensions and deadly violence gripping the divided country. But a spokesman, speaking late Saturday in Cairo, said a referendum on a controversial draft constitution will still go forward as planned December […]

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Egyptian President Rescinds Emergency Decree

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has annulled a decree he issued last month granting him sweeping emergency powers, in a push to defuse political tensions and deadly violence gripping the country. But a spokesman, speaking late Saturday in Cairo, said a referendum on a controversial draft constitution will still go forward as planned December 15. There […]

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Egyptian Islamist Parties Reject Referendum Delay

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s prime minister says President Mohamed Morsi is preparing to amend a controversial decree that gives the president sweeping powers, in a push to defuse political tensions and deadly violence gripping the country. Speaking Saturday on an Egyptian television, Hisham Qandil said a freshly appointed committee was drafting a new decree that could be approved […]

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Egyptian Islamist Parties Reject Referendum Delay

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s prime minister says President Mohamed Morsi is preparing to amend a controversial decree that gives the president sweeping powers, in a push to defuse political tensions and deadly violence gripping the country. Speaking Saturday on an Egyptian television, Hisham Qandil said a freshly appointed committee was drafting a new decree that could be approved […]

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Egyptian Islamist Parties Reject Referendum Delay

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A coalition including the Muslim Brotherhood and other Egyptian Islamist parties have rejected opposition demands to delay a December 15 referendum on a controversial draft constitution. A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Khairat al-Shater, said Saturday the referendum must proceed on the scheduled date without modification or delay. Meanwhile, Egyptian state media reported that […]

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Egyptian Islamist Parties Reject Referendum Delay

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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A coalition including the Muslim Brotherhood and other Egyptian Islamist parties have rejected opposition demands to delay a December 15 referendum on a controversial draft constitution. A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Khairat al-Shater, said Saturday the referendum must proceed on the scheduled date without modification or delay. The announcement comes as the political […]

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Egyptian Opposition Rejects Dialogue with Morsi

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi has called for what he describes as a “comprehensive” dialogue Saturday with the opposition as the political crisis in the country enters its third week. Opposition leaders say they are not interested in engaging in discussions with Mr. Morsi unless a controversial presidential decree is revoked and a referendum on a […]

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